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Peter Amato

Amato exits Dalian Wanda after 10 months in role

1 May 15

Development director departs Chinese property firm before work starts on £900m One Nine Elms scheme

Eric Pickles

Pickles: Vote Conservative to protect housebuilding sector

1 May 15

The Conservatives, UKIP and Greens write letters to the construction industry

Roof garden at Crossrail Place

Canary Wharf Crossrail retail area opens to public

30 Apr 15

Retail and leisure space above Crossrail station to open tomorrow


Building shortlisted for PPA awards

30 Apr 15

Magazine receives nominations in business magazine, business brand, best business media editor and best business media writer categories

Liverpool university Greenbank

Liverpool University to build more major projects in-house

30 Apr 15

University saves over £4m on two halls of residence after forming own construction company


Floating voters: Which way are you leaning?

1 May 15

This week we catch up with our panel of floating voters, first selected during the 2010 election, to ask what they think the different parties offer the industry and who they are intending to vote for this time around

FK Group

Building Award Winners: Specialist Contractor of the Year

30 Apr 15

All of the nominees for this year’s specialist contractor category have experienced impressive growth in recent years, with the winner showing true innovation in its work

One Embankment Place

Building Award Winners: Building Magazine Project of the Year

30 Apr 15

This category included a number of high-profile schemes but was ultimately won by a refurb project that has transformed a dated office building into a landmark ‘business hotel’

Vaudeville Court (Levitt Bernstein)

Building Award Winners: Small Project of the Year (up to £5m)

30 Apr 15

The overall winner of this category was a pioneering London housing project, built over an old garage court, which aims to replace anonymity with intimacy and connectivity

Newacton Nishi (Arup)

Building Award Winners: International Project of the Year

30 Apr 15

These projects from around the world demonstrate exceptional design, innovative sustainability measures and aim to inspire the cities they inhabit - as this year’s winner did in Canberra, Australia

Leadership Development Programme (Hoare Lea)

Building Award Winners: CITB Training Initiative of the Year

30 Apr 15

This year’s shortlisted training initiatives take focus on safety, customer satisfaction and leadership aspects of development, with the results of one scheme proving particularly impressive


Figure 2

Tracker: March 2015

30 Apr 15

While concern about constraints has edged up, the orders index has hit a record high and things are looking up for nearly every region

More data

Election special

eric pickles

Eric Pickles' letter to the construction industry

1 May 15

Conservative party’s secretary of state responds to Building’s manifesto aims

Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage’s letter to the construction industry

30 Apr 15

Leader of UKIP responds to Building’s manifesto aims


London skyline

Architecture in a time of austerity

29 Apr 15

Ike Ijeh assesses the impact the coalition has had on architecture and how design has fared through the years of budget tightening

Project news

Peter Amato

Amato exits Dalian Wanda after 10 months in role

1 May 15

Development director departs Chinese property firm before work starts on £900m One Nine Elms scheme

HTA Aylesbury

Green light for 3,500-home south London scheme

28 Apr 15

HTA Design, Hawkins\Brown and Mae buildings given go-ahead at Aylesbury Estate

silvertown quays

London's £3.5bn Silvertown Quays wins planning

23 Apr 15

Massive scheme in east London given the green light

Theatr Bryn Terfel

Galliford Try theatre eight months late and still no opening date

15 Apr 15

Theatr Bryn Terfel in Bangor scheme was inherited with acquisition of Miller Construction

Stanton Williams, Shell Centre

Shell Centre challenge to go to Court of Appeal

13 Apr 15

Campaigner files papers seeking permission to take case against £1.2bn development to Court of Appeal

Barnet Chase

Sweett lands key role on huge London hospital

13 Apr 15

Consultant to act as programme manager and director on redevelopment of Chase Farm hospital

Sketch of the week

Peckham coal line sketch

Sketch of the week: High level park, Peckham

1 May 15

This week’s sketch is part of a proposal for a high level park in Peckham, south London

Cameron takes a selfie with a site worker

Image of the week: Selfie on site

1 May 15

In the last in our series of prime-minister-in-a-hard-hat-on-site photos before the election David Cameron poses with workers at an M&S site in Longbridge, West Midlands


Election 2015

Election special: The parties compared

01 May 2015

With less than a week to go until the election, and all parties having finally published their manifestos, how do the parties line up on the key issues for construction?


Mark Leftly

The struggle for influence

4 May 15 | By Mark Leftly

Who’s getting the most time with the housing minister?

Sarah Richardson

Who can we trust?

1 May 15

With the prospect of a coalition government, it’s important to properly consider the smaller political parties’ construction values

Tim Clark

Construction’s election week: 01.05.15

1 May 15 | By Tim Clark

With less than a week to go housing is edging higher in the two main parties’ agendas

Richard McCarthy

Commitment issues

1 May 15 | By Richard McCarthy

Commercial landlords know to keep their buildings looking smart and working well. But when financial pressures intrude, other sectors should follow this lead and plan to invest over the whole life of a building

Stephen Gee

Steve Gee’s campaign diary: week 2

30 Apr 15 | By Stephen Gee

John Rowan and Partners’ managing partner Steve Gee is standing as the Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for the Epsom and Ewell constituency

From the archive

1997 Labour

This week in 1997

1 May 15

Labour predicts that plans for Regional Development Agencies will spread quickly across the North if elected, ahead of the 1997 election


Madeleine Thomson

Blacklisting: Trouble in store

30 Apr 15 | By Madeleine Thomson

An engineer who seems to have been a victim of blacklisting was not entitled to compensation because he was engaged via employment agencies

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